Busting two myths about Hilton Head Island golf buddy trips

There are two myths about planning a golf buddy trip to Hilton Head Island.

Myth number one is that it requires military-like organization to get 12 people or more from around the country — even the world — in the same place at the same time. Wrong. All it takes is a call or a click to turn much of the work over to experts in planning golf buddy trips to Hilton Head. They make it so simple.

Myth number two is that Hilton Head Island is out of your price range. Nope. It costs just

The Hoober group from Pennsylvania relaxes at their Sea Pines villa after that day's round.

The Hoober group from Pennsylvania relaxes at their Sea Pines villa after that day’s round.

about the same as a particular golf destination at the northern end of the state, especially when you add up the gas and time needed to travel from one end of the strip to the other. The power of packages even puts Hilton Head’s crown jewel, Harbour Town Golf Links, site of the annual PGA Tour RBC Heritage Tournament, within reach.

Hilton Head is unlike any other golf destination. It was designed specifically for golf, with two dozen courses and more than 100 restaurants dotting the 14-mile-long island, with nearly that many more courses within 30 minutes off-island. Golf Magazine deemed it one of the top 10 destinations for golf buddy trips.

“Our repeat percentage is 65 percent. Groups have been coming for 35 years,” said Chris Beck, a 20-plus-year veteran of planning trips to Sea Pines Resort.

Dave Fisher on Pennsylvania is able to pull off a flawless annual trip for 72 men from the U.S. and Europe, thanks to Chris. “Chris makes it so easy.”

To get to the ball rolling for your Hilton Head golf trip, just call or click on the website for Heritage Golf Group, Sea Pines Resort, or Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. For example, Palmetto Dunes has an instant quote widget on its website. Plug in some info and, poof!, you get an idea of cost.

Whatever you need, just ask. Trip planners can book your lodging, no matter how many villas you need or where you need them. They can set up tee times and plan tournaments, arrange transportation from vans or taxis, and even make your dinner reservations. Once you’re all here, just call if you need to change tee times at the last minute or find a breakfast spot that can get you to the course on time. They can help with that, too.

With those two myths out of the way, an inexpensive, well-planned golf buddy trip to Hilton Head Island just might be in the cards for you and 11 of your closest friends.